PEGGY PORSCHEN CAKES GAVE ME FOOD POISONING

I’ve been seeing photos of Peggy Porschen Cakes all over my Instagram feed all summer. The place is known as the most instagrammable spot in London. Thus, I had to visit the cake shop myself before the summer ends, especially since I only live 25 minutes away. However, my experience wasn’t the best.

Peggy Porschen Cakes

 

Peggy Porschen cakes

Peggy Porschen Cakes

Since Peggy Porschen Cakes is the most instagrammable spot in London, I really wanted to avoid the big queues and crowds of people taking photos. Therefore, my husband and I went there early (about 10am) on a Saturday morning. The minute I saw the cake shop from a distance, I got so excited, yet nervous at the same time. Once we got there, the place wasn’t too busy which was exactly what I wanted. It was a very sunny and quite warm morning, so we chose a spot outside, but in the shade as my husband doesn’t really enjoy being in the sun.

Peggy Porschen Cakes

Peggy Porschen Cakes

The tables and chairs are actually very tiny and not the most comfortable. However, the aesthetic of the place makes up for it. The place is definitely stunning. Thus, the instagrammable look attracts a lot of tourists. Whilst we were there, crowds upon crowds went past the shop just to take some photos. I do have to mention that people sitting next to us or close by were absolutely lovely which made my morning.

Peggy Porschen Cakes

Peggy Porschen Cakes

The staff were okay. They weren’t rude, but they weren’t the most friendly either. I don’t think our waitress smiled once whilst we were there. However, the main reason I went to Peggy Porschen Cakes is to see whether the cupcakes taste as good as they look.

Peggy Porschen Cakes

Peggy Porschen Cakes

Do the Peggy Porschen cakes taste as good as they look?

I ordered hot chocolate and three cupcakes – Red Velvet, Cookies&Cream and Strawberry&Champagne. The presentation of the cupcakes was amazing and definitely very ‘instagrammable’. The first cupcake I tried was the Cookies&Cream cupcake and I didn’t really enjoy it. I loved the mini Oreo on top as it was really soft. I love soft Oreos. However, the cupcake itself was quite dry and the icing was sickly sweet. I actually couldn’t eat anything else for the rest of the day because it made me nauseous. I don’t think it was worth £5. The hot chocolate was average. Apparently the hot chocolate is ‘homemade’, but I actually prefer hot chocolate you can buy at the supermarket. Thus, it also wasn’t worth the money we spent on it.  I’m not a very picky eater, but when I don’t like something, I really don’t like something. I took the other two cupcakes to go as I couldn’t stomach any more sugar after the Cookies&Cream cupcake.

Peggy Porschen Cakes

Peggy Porschen Cupcakes

Peggy Porschen Cupcakes

The next day, I tried the Red Velvet cupcake and the Strawberry&Champagne cupcake. I really loved the Red Velvet. It wasn’t dry and it wasn’t sickly sweet. It was actually perfect for my tastebuds. Few hours later I had the Strawberry&Champagne cupcake and it was yet again average. Unfortunately, the cupcake I saved for last, yet wanted to try the most was the worst, because it gave me really bad food poisoning. Therefore, it’s safe to say I won’t be returning to this cake shop ever again.

Peggy Porschen Cakes

Peggy Porschen Cakes

I only recommend visiting this place if you want to take gorgeous photos, because I love every single photo I took of this place.

Peggy Porschen Cupcakes

Peggy Porschen Cakes Strawberry&Champagne

Have you been to Peggy Porschen Cakes? What was your experience like?

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10 Comments

  1. September 4, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    Oh no, food poisoning is the worst I’m sorry you had to go through that! The pictures you took are definitely beautiful, it’s such a shame that the cupcakes were disappointing (also £4.50 for a cupcake? My purse hurts just thinking about it) very helpful post though 👌🏽👌🏽

    • agnesehadebe
      September 4, 2017 / 8:58 pm

      Thank you so much lovely <3 It really wasn't the best experience and I feel so upset because I really wanted to love the place as it's definitely the most gorgeous little cafe I've ever seen. Yes, the cupcake prices are ridiculous, I could make 10 cupcakes if not even more for the same price <3

  2. September 4, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    Food poisoning?! Oh my soul. It’s a shame the cakes and hot choccie were disappointing, cos your photos are gorgeous! xo

    • agnesehadebe
      September 4, 2017 / 8:59 pm

      Yes. I was devastated, because I dragged my husband all the way there telling him how amazing the place is and it ended up being a disappointment. Thank you so much for reading <3

  3. Velvet Blush
    September 4, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    I’ve actually never heard of this place before but that’s so disappointing because aesthetics aside, it is a cake shop and you would assume the cakes were made to a high standard. Food poisoning is horrible, I hope you had a fast recovery! xx

    Velvet Blush

    • agnesehadebe
      September 4, 2017 / 9:10 pm

      Exactly, especially for the price. I mean most of the cupcakes are £5 each. Thank you so much lovely <3

  4. September 5, 2017 / 11:54 am

    I have wanted to go to this place for the longest of time, as it looks beautiful, but after hearing this I’m not sure! I hope you’re feeling better! It is expensive too!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  5. September 9, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    there’s definitely no denying its instagrammable as TITS. literally the most beautiful cafe i’ve seen for a long time!

    it’s a shame you weren’t too bowled away by either the hot chocolate or the cupcakes, and at £5 a cupcake you kinda wanna leave with heart eye
    emoji’s all round, right?!

    food poisoning is the worst! feeling for you…at least the gorgeous photos in this blog post make up for it a teeny bit…silver lining and all! haha

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

    ps. your blog is GORGEOUS.

  6. October 22, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    Sorry to hear you were unwell. Out of all places this is shocking. Thanks for the heads up.

  7. October 23, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    The place looks so cute, and the cupcakes so yummy! Kinda sad if they do not taste that well 🙁
    Are there any other places in London similar to this one?

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